Onventis again awarded with BME seal of approval

Onventis again awarded with BME seal of approval

June 13, 2018 | News

Innovative e-procurement network solution repeatedly certified by BME as a “Supplier Relationship Management” platform

In 2018, the innovative Onventis Cloud Procurement Network receives the seal of quality ‘Supplier Relationship Management’ by the Bundesverband Materialwirtschaft, Einkauf und Logistik e.V. (BME). It is the second time that the electronic plattform oft he Stuttgart-based procurement specialists has been awarded by the popular certification. According to BME, the solution convinces with its high integration capability and innovative functionalities both for strategic and operative procurement in the areas of supplier management, sourcing, order management, analytics and mobile procurement.

Overall, the Onventis Cloud Procurement Network was able to convince in all test criteria. The Procurement app “Onventis Mobile” also received the seal of approval again in the category “Mobile Procurement”. The user-friendly app enables companies to cover the entire procurement process via smartphone or tablet. Push notifications, mobile approvals and favorites lists as well as orders via barcode or QR-code-scan also ensure high time savings in daily business. “The BME seal of approval confirms our orientation to offer companies comprehensive and innovative complete solutions for their strategic and operational procurement,” says Matthias Zwick, Director Product & Innovation at Onventis GmbH. “The certification process and the BME seal of approval support purchasing decision-makers in their choice of provider and create confidence in our easy-to-use e-procurement solutions”, says Matthias Zwick, Director Product & Innovation at Onventis GmbH.

International association with more than 9000 members

Since its foundation in 1954, the Federal Association for Materials Management, Purchasing and Logistics (BME) has established itself as a trade association for buyers and logistics experts in Germany. With more than 9,600 members, it is an internationally oriented network and awards seals of quality in various categories for software and platforms that offer integrative
solutions to optimize purchasing and logistics. “The audit is carried out on the basis of criteria catalogues which contain defined requirements for procurement solutions,” explains Andreas Richter, audit officer at BMEnet GmbH. “IT solution providers such as Onventis can thus prove the quality of their products to purchasing decision-makers and users, tested by a neutral expert authority. Matthias Zwick, Director Product & Innovation at Onventis, emphasizes: “We are constantly developing our cloud-based solutions further and guarantee our 550 purchasing organizations a maximum of security, consistency, performance and transparency. We also have these strict quality standards regularly confirmed by independent parties.”

Provider with high innovative strength and solution competence

As an IT solution provider for cloud procurement, Onventis has been providing its customers with efficient procurement solutions for years that ensure a holistic digital workflow. The Stuttgart-based company attaches great importance to audit-proof solutions and relies on controlled data storage in a certified German high-security data center. With the Onventis Xperience Release, the 10th version of the popular e-procurement solution has just been released. Among other things, the new release offers a new, innovative user interface that was developed according to the latest User Experience (UX) criteria.

Cloud Procurement Network for Buyers and Suppliers

In addition, Onventis is currently presenting its new Cloud Procurement Network. “We offer a buyer-supplier network that is open to all market participants, industries, A/B/C goods and services,” explains Matthias Zwick. In contrast to other platform providers, Onventis is neither a marketplace operator nor a retailer in the open procurement network, but a technology provider for the intelligent networking of buyers and suppliers. “We provide the cloud platform for customer-supplier relationships. The market participants themselves decide with whom they want to network and with whom they do not”. The aim is to connect the broadest possible base of manufacturers and suppliers on a collaborative platform and to enable both customers and suppliers to network horizontally and vertically.

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